There are still places available.

Duration, dates and costs

  • Four-day classroom training (6 hours per day)
  • 08 - 11 November 2021
  • 2,000 € per participant

Target group

  • Production personnel
  • Control room operators
  • Young engineers

Number of participants (min. - max.)

  • 10 – 20
  • General conditions for seminars apply

Learning objectives

  • Participants learn how to handle a cement plant control system and to understand the influence of process parameters on the cement manufacturing process.

Learning outcomes

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the plant control system in general and the main control circuits in particular
  • Better understanding of how the various sub-processes in the cement plant are interconnected
  • Understanding of the main control circuits in order to reach and maintain target values (e.g. energy consumption)
  • Capability to react to process disturbances in a proper way and to develop a long-term control strategy


  • Heating up and operating the kiln
  • Operation of the raw, cement and coal mills
  • Optimising production
  • Managing process disturbances and special situations


  • Presentations
  • Interactive exercises
  • Scenario-based training using simulator
  • Team work
  • Group discussion


The training is led by highly skilled and experienced engineers.


Upon successful completion of the training course the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


VDZ, Duesseldorf, Germany (nearest airport: DUS International)

How to find VDZ

Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Düsseldorf

GPS: 51°15’00.5‘‘ N / 6°47’32.6‘‘ O

From DUS Airport

6 minutes
from Düsseldorf airport take the S1 in the direction of Solingen;
from Düsseldorf Airport Terminal with the S11 towards Bergisch Gladbach;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

12 minutes
by taxi

From Central Station

6 minutes
take the S 1 in the direction of Duisburg or Dortmund;
with the S 6 in the direction of Essen;
with the S 11 in the direction of Düsseldorf Airport Terminal;
in each case as far as the Düsseldorf-Derendorf stop

15 minutes
by taxi

Arrival by car

Please note: The only reasonable way to reach us by car is from the north via the B1 (Heinrich-Erhardt-Straße). From there, you can turn towards the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf (HSD) into Toulouser Allee and follow this street for about 500 m until you reach the entrance to the new VDZ building (Toulouser Allee 71, 40476 Düsseldorf) on the south side of the building.

Are you interested in the training programme?

Registration is open.

2.000,- € per participant


„Basic Course Process Control“
08.11. - 11.11.2021

2.000,- €

Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this course?

Julia Volchkova

+49-211-45 78-402

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